A couple of months ago I looked in the mirror and said enough’s enough! My skin seemed to be the place where blemishes came to let loose and I figured it was time to shut that party down and set a course for blemish free skin…
I could probably count on one hand the amount of times I’ve had flawless skin post-puberty. Funnily enough one of those times was when I broke up with a boyfriend. I was in such a happy place; visibly radiant, lost some weight and was feeling pretty awesome until I started dating this other guy who completely ruined my vibe. I ended up worse than where I started with this awful break out across my forehead.
When I think about it, whilst everyone’s raving about sunscreen perhaps they should also acknowledge the havoc men can wreak on skin care! Of course on a good day they can kind of make it glow too… ahem… I digress…
So back to the pursuit of blemish free skin – now in my 30s I figured it’s time for a change. I’d like to reach some kind of skin nirvana before the wrinkles of wisdom make their debut and like most things if you really want to make a change you need to make a plan…
The blemish free skin action plan
Inspired by my theme for the year, I thought the best way to tackle this was to be decisive. So notebook in hand, I wrote a two pronged
assault approach to tackle blemishes, hyperpigmentation and overall complexion:
- work from the inside out: diet and supplements.
- work from the outside in: skin care products and routine.
This lead me to researching how these two steps could help tackle the aforementioned issues. With that info I began making some changes, first to my diet then to my skin care products and routine.
Some things have made a huge difference (recalls those ‘smooth skin’ compliments) and others caused some major set backs (recalls the ‘grainy’ skin weeks).
Whilst I haven’t quite reached blemish free skin (my hyperpigmentation and vulnerability to hormonal breakouts, still being an issue) I have made some good progress and discovered some fascinating things which I’ll share in a series of ‘skin care sunday’ posts of which this is the first, and the next will tackle:
Until then please do share your blemished beauty experiences in the comments box below. Would love to know if you’ve been tackling blemish prone skin for a while? or managed to turn your skin around? Let me know but for now I’ll leave you with this list of 50 fascinating facts about skin care I stumbled across
50 facts about your skin
Disclaimer: I’m not a dermatologist or a beauty professional. I’m only writing this series to share my experience of tackling the frustration of having blemish prone skin and hope it’ll be helpful to others who have the same issue. Feel free to share your experiences, recommendations, tips and such x